George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 28 January 1774]

28. At home all day. Majr. Chas. Smith & Andw. Wagener came here to dinner. The last went away after it—the other stayd all Night.

Andrew Waggener was the heir of Thomas Waggener, who, along with Charles Smith, was a veteran of the 1754 campaign against the French. They were probably at Mount Vernon to discuss their shares of the bounty land promised to all such veterans (GW to Charles Mynn Thruston, 12 Mar. 1773, DLC:GW). Waggener had made no effort heretofore to cooperate with GW in obtaining the grant for the veterans. On this visit GW presented Waggener with a bill of £9 5s. 3d. for his share of the expenses already incurred (bill, GW to Andrew Waggener, 25 Jan. 1774, excerpt, Paul C. Richards, Autographs, Catalogue No. 46, 1969, Item 14).

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